she looked so sweet in one of my aprons all wrapped around her twice.
flour on her face, and hands, and arms, and floor, because the best messes make the most delicious pies. at least that's our theory and we are sticking to it! ;) i consider myself more of a cook than a baker. i generally short cut where i can. but hand picked apples some how deserved a little more effort from me. so i pulled out my mom's crust recipe and gave it a whirl. it looked rough at first, a tad too thick in places perhaps, but when it baked, ohhhhhhh it was golden. perfectly golden and flaky like a pie of my dreams. the extra effort was well worth it. and besides we wouldn't have been able to make a big mess if i had bought store crust. what fun would that be??? after dinner we ate it warm from the oven with a dip of vanilla ice cream.... mmmmmmm.
not much a dent was made in our apple bounty though.
this pie used 6 macs and 2 granny smiths
also subtract the various apples i keep finding around the house with "mysterious" bite marks out of them..... still leaves me with a boat load of apples! german pancakes for breakfast??? oh my belly.... ;)